Oregon Mozart Players is thrilled to announce their 2019 Young Soloist Competition. An application for the competition can be found here, but will need to be submitted electronically. Please check back in summer 2018 for details on how to do this.

The important dates for the 2019 competition are:

  • December 17, 2018: Application Deadline
  • January 6, 2019: Preliminary Round Results
  • February 10, 2019: Final Round
  • Week of April 27, 2019: Two TBD Rehearsals for Winners
  • May 4, 2019: OMP Concert with Soloists.

We are happy to announce that this year’s competition is sponsored by Mira Frohnmayer and Sandy Sweet. Thank you for your generous support of the next generation of great musicians!

Thanks to the Trudy Rumple Prizes, OMP is offering the following this year in awards to competition winners:

  • $2,000 for first prize Senior Category Winner
  • $750 for the second prize Senior Category Winner
  • $1,500 for the first prize Junior Category Winner
  • $750 for the second prize Junior Category Winner

For any competition questions, please contact ysc@oregonmozartplayers.org

*Past Competition Winner Information*

2018 Competition Winners

FIRST PLACE

Senior Division: Nicholas Dill, violin. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, op. 64, I. Allegro, Molto Appassionato
Junior Division: Ian Song, violin. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, op. 64, I. Allegro, Molto Appassionato

SECOND PLACE

Senior Division: Annie Zhang, cello. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Junior Division: Jude Dow-Hygelund, piano. Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, I. Molto allegro con fuoco

2017 Competition Winners

FIRST PLACE
Senior division: Avery Hsieh, piano, Weber: Konzertstuck in F Minor, Op. 79, I. Larghetto: Affettuoso
Junior division: Claire Ku, piano, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 19, I. Allegro con brio

SECOND PLACE
Senior division: Victor Rudkowsky, piano, Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2, 1st mvt.
Junior division: Jude Dow-Hygeland, piano, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 19, I. Allegro con brio

2016 Competition Winners

FIRST PLACE
Senior division: Grace Rosier, violin, Ravel: Tzigane
Junior division (tie): Michael Gu, piano, Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25, 1st mvt.
Junior division (tie): Adrian Hsieh, cello, Saint-Säens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, 3rd mvt.

SECOND PLACE
Senior Division: Catherine Youn, piano, Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, 1st mvt.
Junior Division, Kira Wang, cello, Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-flat Major, 1st mvt.

2015 Competition Winners

FIRST PLACE
Senior division: John Fawcett, violin, Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A Minor, 3rd mvt.
Junior division: Claire Wells, violin, Arutiunian: Violin Concerto, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th mvts.

SECOND PLACE
Senior Division: Tristan Jong, piano, MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 23, 1st mvt.
Junior Division: Michael Gu, piano, Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K.414, 1st mvt.